Compact and pithy, "Creature" is an unwitting reverse companion piece to Monika Treut's recent "Gendernauts," charting four years on the rocky road from man to woman of a transplanted North…
Vodka is God and believing in God is an addiction," reads a snatch of graffiti on a church, and that's about as deep as things go in this vigorous, violent, ultimately empty gabfest about thuggish…
Screenplay, Ricky Lee, June Lana, Peter Ong Lim. Camera (color/B&W), Rody Lacap; editors, Jess Navarro, Manet Dayrit; music, Nonong Buencamino. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 18…
Israeli gadfly Avi Mograbi is the flashpoint of this shrewd docudrama about a beleaguered filmmaker bulling through a midlife crisis while juggling assignments to film the 50th annis of Israeli…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 13, 1999. (Also in San Francisco Film Festival.) (Kazakh dialogue.) Running time: 71 MIN.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 12, 1999. English and German dialogue. Running time: 112 MIN.
An intimate examination of the enigmatic Aum Shinrikyo religious group begun six months after it made world headlines in 1995 by releasing sarin gas in several crowded Tokyo subway stations, "A" is a…
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 17, 1999. Original title: Janmadinam. Malayalam dialogue. Running time: 105 MIN.
Produced by Erik Stappenbeck, Joerg Wagner.
Managing the not-insubstantial trick of being intellectual and mischievous, "Three Bridges Over the River" is the new pic from French vet Jean-Claude Biette , who has written about film and acted in…